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Dayton Wedding Entertainers

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  • 6 years in business
  • 482 hires on Thumbtack
Emilia C.
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Picture Perfect was extremely professional in their set up and clean up during our wedding. Our guests loved taking home their photo strips, and we love our album with everyone's shots!

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Mark's Photo and Video LLC
5.0
from 36 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria C.
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Mark is a truly fun person and professional photographer. We hired him at our wedding for wedding & engagement photography, videography, and a photobooth! He is extremely flexible and really wants to please the couple! He asked for my Pinterest board and took all of the photos that I was dying to have!!! Our engagement photos were taken & returned to us edited in a matter of hours-- and they are absolutely perfect!!! He asks for your input and doesn't force any photos you do not want. He is ready to go and gets to know you through questionnaires and conversions prior to meeting. Without him, my groom and I would not have thought of so many wonderful poses! The photobooth was the biggest hit! So many props, pictures for everyone, and they even made us a scrapbook of all of the photobooth pictures with guest comments! I LOVED Mark's services and highly recommend to everyone! We will definitely use him again in the future!!

Snap Scrap
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Sarah F.
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Our wedding was April 20, 2013. We contacted Wes to provide a photo booth for the wedding. Wes was extremely professional. He brought the contract to me to discuss and sign. Wes and Nikki showed up early to set up the photo booth. Our reception was in a building that was a historical sight that had many antiques. The room where he set up the photo booth had the props on an antique table. The venue asked that no one to place a drink on the table. Wes was very respectful of the request and communicated that to guests and offered to hold their beverages. Wes and Nikki were engaged with the guests and encouraged people to go into the photo booth. The scrapbook that Nikki made was absolutely gorgeous! It is beyond professional- and the best part we had it when we left the reception! Afterwards they cleaned up and left everything exactly how it was found. About a week later I was mailed a flash drive with a copy of every photo strip on it as well!! I would highly recommend Snap Scrap to anyone planning a wedding or event. The professionalism and special touches that are included are second to none!

Dayton Mobile DJ
5.0
from 21 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Katelyn W.
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Mitch was absolutely outstanding! He Helped us with picking songs and creating a timeline of events for our wedding! During the wedding he made sure things ran smooth and kept us on track!

  • 35 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Shana S.
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You all did my wedding ceromony last night and you was amazing! I wanted to tell your entire staff thanks. You truly made my wedding a dream come true. I will keep recommending you kn your services. I was empressed with you lighting and your prices! Great job!

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Cinci Booth
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Shannon W.
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Amy and Stephen were AMAZING! We had so much fun at our wedding and Cinci Booth was a huge part of it. My family really loved the photo booth! Amy and Stephen were professional, fun, and upbeat. The pictures were of the highest quality and I could not be happier with how everything turned out. Great job!

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Scotty W.
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Jody and leonard were our djs for our wedding reception. They were truely excellent.

  • 40 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Ashley C.
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GREAT! kids enjoyed it and the adults got to relax! wonderful addition to our carnival themed birthday party!

Selfie Social Ohio
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Aubree S.
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I LOVED IT!! and so did everyone at my Wedding!!! I will definitely be using Selfie Socials Ohio again and referring all my friends.

Miami Valley Photo Booth
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Anna L.
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Dan was very organized and friendly! Everyone loved having the photo booth at the wedding and there were so many props to make the pictures so fun! I would definitely use him again!

Photo Booth Cincy
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lindsay C.
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I booked with Photo Booth Cincy for our wedding next year. So far the experience has been a good one. The three people I have talked to have been helpful and informative!

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Latonia M.
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I loved how Terry Francis did a combination of up close and stage magic. All of the children stayed amazed and had a blast. Alot of the children asked for him at their birthday parties as well. I will definitely schedule with him again.

  • 47 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Missy W.
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I hired Matt to perform at my husband's surprise 40th birthday party at our house he handled everything!! He helped me with the song selections and performed a phenomenal show and all of our guests were absolutely amazed.

Dorcey's
3.7
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melissa C.
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Kristie is awesome to work with. She goes the extra mile to make wedding dreams come true. If we showed her an example of something we liked she new how to get it, either by making it herself or where to get it.We had a destination wedding and Kristie came to the beach and worked so hard to get us what we wanted.We came home and had a beautiful reception. So many guests replied " it looked like something out of a magazine" it was gorgeous. Kristie spent a lot of time with us working on every detail. She even MADE beautiful hair accessories that looked like antique brooches,found mothers gifts, bridesmaids gifts, she did it all, flowers, food , music, venue, photography. There are so many decisions and details with a wedding that we couldn't have done it with out her. She is so talented and has the best ideas. I would use her services again for parties, dinners, receptions, showers, loved working with her.

  • 41 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Am M.
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We hired Brad for our company picnic. He did a great job entertaining both the children and adults. Everyone enjoyed the performance.

DJ Tim C.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
Kourtni C.
Verified review

Tim did our wedding for us and it was just the best!! He was great with the organization of the evening so everything went so smooth! The music was a great mix so it kept everyone dancing, so much so that our guest were sad to hear the last song played we could have danced all night!! He even helped my brother make a surprise appearance to play and sing my husband and I's first dance song! We recommend Tim on the highest level! We will forever be grateful for having Tim make our special day the absoute best!!

  • 44 years in business
About

We create custom set lists and packages to match the decor and era of your event. We also have groups of Muscians from 4, 7, 11 18 up to 40 pieces. That allows up to get the right sound for ones vision and budget. We have the original arrangements from the eras that we specialized in. Our DJ styles include Scratch. & Match, Sampling, Looping. Harmonic DJ and Mash Ups.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We provide quality DJ, wedding and event planning and also photography services for all genre at an affordable price!

About

Whether it's a wedding reception, corporate event, fundraiser or private party, Dale Fetick performs popular music from the big band era that will entertain all age groups and keep your guests dancing the night away! He specializes in Sinatra, Michael Buble, Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, and other great performers from that era, as well as soft jazz/soft rock selections from artists, such as Billy Joel, James Taylor, The Beatles, and others. His smooth jazz voice is second to none as he sings love songs with "straight from the heart" emotion. Whether you want intimate ambiance or a big band presentation, Dale performs solo with piano accompaniment or professional tracks, with a jazz trio, a quintet, or a full 16 to 18-piece big band. He can satisfy any budget.

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Our service specializes in the '50s, '60s and '70s, and we are also playing today's hottest hits. Having 35 years of professional experience, we are adding trivia and dance contests to make any event a special time to remember.

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Award-winning magician, Jason Jacobs, is Cincinnati's top children's entertainer. Jason's strength is entertaining family audiences and children. The magic birthday party is Jason's specialty. He has entertained children all-over Cincinnati with his high-energy blend of comedy and magic. Make your child's birthday memorable and amazing! Your child will be the star of the show. Your guests will rave about the fun and interactive magic show. There's lots of participation, clean comedy, and of course, a live bunny. Jason is also an elementary school teacher and taekwondo instructor. Jason has the experience to successfully entertain and manage a large group of children with ease. He is also perfect for close-up, cub scouts, PTO events, stage shows, churches, magic camps, pre-schools, etc.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What is a mariachi band?

Mariachi bands are rooted in Mexican culture. Traditional mariachi bands consisted of two or more members playing stringed instruments, wearing regional costumes adapted from the charro (Mexican horseman or cowboy). Modern mariachi bands, which are likely what you’re looking for when searching for a mariachi band for hire, feature at least four members who play stringed instruments (violin, vihuela, bass guitar called guitarron) and one or more trumpets. The costumes have remained the same, but now trumpets are synonymous with mariachi music. Mariachi bands for hire often play a wide range of music, including styles originating from Mexico and adopted from elsewhere. These include jarabes, waltzes, serenades, corridos (Mexican ballads), ranchera, cumbia, and more. Mariachi bands for hire bring a festive and soulful element to a party, birthday, wedding, corporate affair, fundraiser or community event. UNESCO has inscribed mariachi music on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

What is a photo booth rental?

A party photo booth is a fun, interactive experience where guests can take a series of photos (usually three or four) that are immediately printed out on a strip as a keepsake. When you rent a party photo booth, the company sets up the booth or photo station at your event; a photographer staffs the booth and coaches guests on how to use it throughout the event. Often the photo booth rental company provides props like silly hats, wigs and glasses. There are different types of party photo booth rentals. An open-air booth has a curtain or backdrop that allows more freedom of movement and enables more people to use it at one time. The traditional enclosed photo booths that you may have seen at the mall or the fair tend to cost more to rent, as they are harder to transport and also cost more for the pros to purchase. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500.

How many mariachis can a band have?

A mariachi band for hire can have as many players as you like. Modern mariachi bands typically have a minimum of four players with the trumpet playing a vital musical role along with stringed instruments such as the violin, guitarrón (a Mexican bass guitar with a deep body), vihuela (a Spanish stringed guitar) and guitar. Strong vocals are also an important component of mariachi bands for hire, since one or more of the players will be singing during the performance. For a truly spectacular show, you can hire a mariachi band with 15 or more players. The medley of stringed instruments, multiple trumpets, soaring vocals, and even an accordion or harp is powerful and beautiful. Mariachis typically wear the traditional costume of charros — Mexican horsemen. The look is a very regal, monotone suit, often in black or white, with silver adornments and embroidery. Mariachi bands often wear sombreros as well. Traditional mariachi bands were only made up of two or more players, according to a UNESCO report celebrating the cultural heritage of the musical style. The style of music originated in the state of Jalisco. Now the style of music is symbolic of Mexico but is celebrated all over the world, and adds a fabulous vibrancy to any group’s events, parties and weddings.

How much does a mariachi band cost?

A mariachi band will bring your party or event alive with their fabulous costumes, beautiful playing and strong vocals. The cost of a mariachi band for hire will depend on how many players are in the group. Each musician in a performance group needs to be paid, so pricing is usually based on the number of mariachis (musicians), the location of the event (and travel time required), and the length of the performance. Day of the week also affects cost, as does day — Christmas, New Year’s Eve and other major holidays will cost more than regular days. The national average cost for live bands of all types ranges between $740 and $1,200. Depending on where you live and regional rates for performers, you might expect to pay between $65 and $120 per hour, per player. Mariachi groups may have 12-15 players available for performance at one time, depending on your budget. Here are some examples of how the number of players affects average cost:

  • Four mariachis: $300 per hour for weeknights, $400 per hour for weekends.
  • Five mariachis: $350 per hour for weeknights, $400-$450 per hour for weekends. Weekends may have a minimum number of hours.
  • Six mariachis: $400 per hour for weeknights, $450-$500 per hour for weekends.

How much is it to rent a photo booth for a party?

Renting a party photo booth for your next event will get your guests engaged and provide a take-home favor for attendees. The cost to rent a party photo booth will vary depending on the type of booth, the day and time of year, the length of the rental, and any add-ons you select. The national average cost for party photo booth rentals is $400-$500. Here are some examples of average party photo booth rental costs:

  • Weekday packages: $300-$550, depending on features included and length of rental. A three-hour weekday package for $500 could include guest book, personalized photo strips and DVD of all the photos.
  • Weekend packages: $450-$700, depending on features included and length of rental.
  • Additional hours: $100-$150 per extra hour.
  • Add-on features:
    • Photo guest album services: $75.
    • Personalized photo strips: $30-$50.
    • Custom photo backdrops or vinyl skin branding of the booth: $150-$300.
    • Live social media connectivity (ability to share photos to social media accounts): $100-$250.
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